The Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxii ) is closely related to the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica): the Vaux’s Swift occurs in the western parts of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, while the Chimney Swift ranges over the entire eastern United States and well into the midwest. But both share the habit of roosting in chimneys overnight!

Although this video by Mick Thompson is of Vaux’s Swifts going to roost,  it’s such great work that we can’t resist showing it to you here. Because Chimney Swifts and Vaux’s Swifts look so similar and roost in the same way, this video looks very much like what you will see when Chimney Swifts go to roost in central Ohio.


Vaux's Swifts II